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Kenya Supreme Court begins delivering verdict on election

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday began delivering its judgement on petitions challenging the outcome of the August presidential election, with weeks of political uncertainty looming if the poll is annulled. Deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the tightly-fought race, scraping to victory by a margin of less than …

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US urges calm in Kenya after election

The United States urged Kenyans to stay calm and be patient, Tuesday, a day after William Ruto was declared winner of the presidential election and immediately faced a challenge from rival Raila Odinga. “We urge all parties to work together to peacefully resolve any remaining concerns about the election through …

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10 things to know about Kenya President-elect, Ruto

The head of Kenya’s election body on Monday declared William Ruto the winner of the country’s close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 per cent) against 6.94 million (48.85 per …

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Ruto wins Kenya presidential election

The head of Kenya’s election body on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country’s close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) against 6.94 million (48.85 …

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What INEC must learn from Kenya elections

As Kenya is moving closer on Monday to knowing the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after days of anxious waiting, a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has highlighted what he described as “urgent lessons” that the Independent National Electoral Commission must learn from the Kenya polls. The PUNCH …

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Kenya close to election results, Deputy President leads

Kenya was moving closer on Monday to learning the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after days of anxious waiting. Deputy President William Ruto was leading with slightly more than 51 percent of the vote against 48 per cent for Raila Odinga, based on official results from more than 80 …

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Lessons for Nigeria from Kenya 2022 general election

Yesterday, August 9, 2022, Kenyans marched to the polls to elect their new set of political leaders. At the time of writing this on the day of the election, winners are yet to emerge although the odds favour veteran opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to get lucky after four previous failed …

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Jonathan leads observation mission to Kenya elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday, left for Nairobi where he would be leading a team of observers to Kenya’s general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, 2022. Jonathan would serve as the Head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, which …

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Social media won’t be blocked – Kenya govt

Kenya government insisted, on Saturday, that social media would not be blocked, after a state watchdog warned Facebook it risked suspension if it did not tackle hate speech on its platform. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission said Friday it had given Facebook’s parent Meta seven days to act following …

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Money laundering claims in Kenya false, says Flutterwave

Nigerian fintech company, Flutterwave, has denied claims that it was involved in a money laundering scheme in Kenya which led to the closure of bank accounts operated by the company. A Kenyan court had ordered the closure of 56 bank accounts operated by seven companies after the country’s Asset Recovery …

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